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Heading to Europe on a tight budget? There’s no need to max out a credit card if you know how and where to save. Here are some affordable (and even free!) ways to enjoy Europe. Museums for Less Love museums but can’t afford to pay a $30 entry fee? Try some... Read More

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Just last month, Germany was crowned the best country in the world, according to an annual index ranking Western countries by a variety of ideas (like culture, creativity, investment, national perception, and social equality). The best way to celebrate, of course, is to raise a pint — but however do you... Read More

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If you’re pining for an old-fashioned Christmas, get yourself to Germany’s Christmas markets. In the country that gave us so many of our Christmas traditions, the festive markets range in size from dozen to hundreds of booths. They’re sprinkled through tiny towns and metropolitan cities alike, all serving up gluhwein... Read More

oktoberfest

Oktoberfest — officially kicking off in Munich today for a week — is expensive. From the €10 euro beers to three-foot pretzels to $100+ costumes, if you’re going to do it right, the celebration isn’t anywhere near cheap. So why would any thrifty traveler include this Germany pitstop on their itinerary? In... Read More

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British Airways has just launched its discounted “daytripper fares” for travelers flying from London to a handful of European cities. The catch? (Or, perhaps the benefit?) You have to return to London in the same day. Round-trip tickets, including all taxes and fees, will cost £79 (about $130) to... Read More

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Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection much easier. Here’s a list… ... Read More

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Munich Detox After Oktoberfest

Time to warm up the brass bands, stretch your beer gut, and dust off your best lederhosen or dirndl, for it is time, once again for Oktoberfest. We could tell you about the beer, the chicken dance, the pork knuckles, and the oom-pah bands, but instead we’d like to focus... Read More

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Romantic Travel Ideas for Munich

What comes to mind when you think of Munich? It’s probably something along the lines of concrete, lederhosen, and beer. At least that’s what I thought, when The Bachelorette announced she’d be stopping in Munich for this week’s episode. Surely, Des and her bevy of men will be scouting... Read More

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Make the most of the waning days of summer or beautiful early fall with this European air sale from American Airlines. Book by June 27 and travel August 14 through October 27 to get this deal. Depart from your choice of cities across the United States, including New York... Read More

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British Airways’ Europe air fare sale is the perfect way to spend that languishing Christmas bonus. Starting from just $397, round-trip flights span the breadth of Western Europe from Paris to Madrid to Frankfurt and more, departing from over 15 major U.S. cities on both coasts, with the lowest... Read More

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One holiday down… a season to go! And if there’s one thing we made sure to give thanks for at our table yesterday, it’s the bevy of queer cheer Europe provides this time of year – two Pink Christmas festivals alone. Kicking off December 1 with a World AIDS Day... Read More

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Travelers headed to Europe will be hard-pressed to find affordable airfare this summer. Flights to major cities like Paris, Munich, Madrid, Rome, and more are selling for hundreds more than last year, with average ticket prices ranging from $900-$1,500 round-trip (from New York City). However, Scandinavia appears to be... Read More

Munich

The most popular countries for Americans vacationing in Europe are the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. I’ve always wondered why Germany isn’t higher on the list. Perhaps it’s because of the flawed notions that the weather is too cold and that Germans are stern and humorless. This couldn’t be further... Read More

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While downing a cold Guinness yesterday, in preparation for St. Patrick’s day of course, I was inspired to write about my second favorite hobby besides travel . . . beer. Now I’m not a raging alcoholic and I don’t need 12 steps (at least I don’t think I do)... Read More